EVENT FULL – String Art Pumpkins at Grass Lake

Create your own piece of pumpkin string art at the Grass Lake Branch!

Create a beautiful string-art leaf on an artificial pumpkin. Christy Broderick will walk you through the design process.

This event’s registration is full. Please please call the Grass Lake Branch at (517) 522-8211 for more information.
Intended for adults.

Pumpkin Decorating at the Eastern Branch

Decorate your own pumpkin at the Eastern Branch!

Stop into the Eastern Branch at any time during the month of October, and select a small pumpkin to decorate! We’ll then display the pumpkins for everyone to enjoy throughout the month!

Pumpkin decorating available during open hours:
Monday 10 am – 8 pm
Tuesday 12 pm – 5 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm
Thursday 10 am – 8 pm
Friday 12 pm – 5 pm
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Please contact the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 if you have any questions.

Intended for kids.

Genealogy 101

Learn how to do genealogy research. Explore your family’s past using the Ancestry and HeritageQuest websites. In addition, find out about the library’s local history collection housed in the Minter-VanOrman Room.

Registration Required. Call the hosting branch to reserve a spot.

Satuday, Sep. 29 @ 2 p.m.

DIY: Zoetropes

Calling all aspiring animators and film aficionados! Come explore animation through zoetropes, an early animation device.

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Registration required. Call the hosting branch to reserve a spot.

Intended for ages 8-15.

Friday, September 28 – Henrietta @ 5:00 p.m.
(517) 769-6537

Monday, October 1 – Concord @ 4:00 p.m.
(517) 905-1379

Wednesday, October 3 – Spring Arbor @ 3:00 p.m.
(517)  750-2030

Monday, October 15 – Hanover @ 4:00 p.m.
(517) 905-1399

Monday, October 22 – Summit @ 5:00 p.m.
(517) 783-4030

Thursday, October 25 – Eastern @ 6:00 p.m.
(517) 788-4480

Saturday, November 3 – Carnegie @ 2:00 p.m.
(517) 788-4087

Saturday, November 10 – Meijer @ 2:00 p.m.
(517) 788-4480

Bar Trivia at Grand River Brewery

Bar Trivia facilitated by your local library?

Round up a team of your friends and family at Grand River Brewery for a new installment of spirited–and FREE–pub trivia! Jackson District Library is hosting, but don’t worry, we won’t make the questions too hard. Questions will all be general knowledge. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams!

Contact Adult Services at (517) 788-4087 and or the Eastern Branch at (517) 788-4074 and if you have any questions.

Intended for adults 21+.

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Eastern Movie Matinees: “Cesar Chavez”

Join us at the Eastern Branch as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage through our Thursday Movie Series!

Join us for some great films all month long. Widescreen, comfortable seats and popcorn too! Thursday afternoons starting at 2 p.m. Movie synopses from

Cesar Chavez (2014)

September 27: Cesar Chavez (2014, PG-13) starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, and Rosario Dawson

A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer, Cesar Chavez.

Search, Rescue, Narcotics and Personal Protection Dog Demonstrations with Bill Collins!

Join the Spring Arbor Branch for live demonstrations from the Independent Search and Rescue Team lead by Bill Collins!

Come watch Bill and his working dogs, Ricky and Bailey! Learn about search & rescue, narcotics, and personal protection dogs and what they can do besides be your best friend.

Space will be limited, so please register with the Spring Arbor Branch by calling (517) 750-2030. The event will take place–Rain or Shine–in the small park directly behind the Spring Arbor Branch and by the Police Department/Fire Station.

Intended for all ages.

StoryWalk® at Summit

Join us at the Summit Branch!

Promote reading and wellness in a fun new way with a story walk!

A story walk uses a laminated, deconstructed picture book, mounted onto poles and placed in an outdoor area where visitors stroll and read.

This month’s book is Feathers For Lunch by Lois Ehlert. Image result for feathers for lunch

Please call the Summit Branch at (517) 783-4030 for more information. The event takes place during Branch’s open hours.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service owned by Mrs. Ferguson. This resource is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Michigan.

This is also a Braille Enhanced StoryWalk®.

A Musical Tribute to Our American Heritage by Lee Piper

Don’t miss talented guitarist and singer, Lee Piper, who can play something for everyone, whether it be Elvis to Johnny Cash to Hank Williams and more! Lee will be playing during Henrietta’s annual Fall Harvest Party–a guaranteed great time for all!

Please contact the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 for more information.

Intended for all ages!

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Fall Harvest Party

Rock on down to the Henrietta Branch for a Fall Harvest Party!

Come celebrate the harvest with fall food and games at Henrietta. We’ll also have great music from the ever-popular Lee Piper! It’s a real treat for the whole family!

Please contact the Henrietta Branch at (517) 769-6537 for more information

Intended for all ages!

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